Welcome to the adventures of a vintage VW bus and her companions across the Americas! Read about our story, our adventures, and follow us along as we explore this gorgeous world.

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Travel and Travelers
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Snapshots: It Sounds Like an Adventure

Traveling like we do, there is always a soundtrack playing in the background. Occasionally made of music, it is also the sounds of the streets, the people, the atmosphere that make a place come alive. Sounds continue to define a place long after you are gone, and are part of what makes every day an adventure.

Vanlife
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Gender Roles in Vanlife

Vanlife is a popular form of alternative living. And yet, more often than not, vanlifers appear to take on rather classic gender roles. What is the typical gender-role division in vanlife, and why is it so predictable?


Read Big Emma’s diary and experience the trip from the perspective of the Bus:


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Big Emma in the Woods

In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out this new short video, made by two absolutely amazing filmmaker friends of ours. Like us, they fell in love with Big Emma and just had to put her on camera.


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Travel and Travelers
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Snapshots: It Sounds Like an Adventure

Traveling like we do, there is always a soundtrack playing in the background. Occasionally made of music, it is also the sounds of the streets, the people, the atmosphere that make a place come alive. Sounds continue to define a place long after you are gone, and are part of what makes every day an adventure.

Language and Culture
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The Night Robin Hood Stole our Tools in Mexico

Robin Hood has returned to help the poor and steal from the rich. But what if you are the rich and he breaks into your overlanding vehicle? An essay about action movies, perspective, and losing your toolbox in Mexico.